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Factchequeado launches to combat misinformation in Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.
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“One of our approaches here is thinking if we manage [to get] platforms and the companies to put attention into Spanish-language misinformation in the U.S., that is going to benefit our regions in the long term.”
A body of research shows that stronger, not weaker, moderation of the information ecosystem is what’s needed to combat harmful misinformation.
“It has to be something that every level of the news organization is on board with and is taking seriously.”
Male journalists face less harassment — and different types of it — but seem to see it as part of a job well done.
“If you are surrounded on all sides by information that seems to confirm this particular belief that you have, and every time you search for something you get information that confirms your beliefs, it would actually be illogical for you to say, ‘You know what, I reject this.'”
“It’s not simple media literacy. It’s a tough nut to crack.”
“In the 24-hour news cycle, a glut of crisis narratives keeps us on edge. How can we avoid cognitive burnout while getting the news we need?”
“Our interviewees view mainstream news outlets as part of a group of liberal institutions dedicated to making conservatives into pariahs. The misinformation often at the heart of conservative responses to Covid-19 is a symptom, rather than a cause, of this distrust.”
Journalists Dardo Neubauer and Laura Sánchez Ley are declassifying historical Mexican records and revisiting the stories they tell on social media.
“I report on people that are in underserved communities all the time, and I sometimes feel like my journalism and my reporting is inaccessible to the people that I write about.”